The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) this week launched the We Care We Vote campaign. We Care We Vote is a voter awareness campaign focused on educating hospital workers about issues affecting their work and community.
"Tennessee hospitals are joining together with one clear message - we care, and we vote. In many parts of our great state, the hospital is the number one employer and number one economic driver," said THA President and CEO Wendy Long, M.D. "By harnessing the power of Tennessee's more than 106,000 hospital employees as informed voters, we can fully show elected officials and candidates how much hospitals care about patients, communities, and state and local economies."
Tennessee hospitals add more than $21 billion to the state economy and the legislators elected in 2020 will make important decisions during their time in office in a number of areas, including the future of healthcare and, ultimately, the future of Tennessee's hospitals.
From supporting and protecting rural hospitals to caring for patients and ensuring access to services, We Care We Vote will engage and mobilize hospital employees on critical healthcare issues facing Tennessee. By coalescing hospital employees, physicians, trustees, vendors and volunteers on the priority issues for hospitals, THA can make the collective voice of the hospital industry louder than ever before.
More information about We Care We Vote can be found at WeCareWeVoteTN.org.